Canadian Government Earmarks $24.5M for Cannabis Research Projects
Bill Blair, Toronto police-chief turned Organized Crime Reduction Minister and head of the Liberals’ cannabis file, announced the federal government has earmarked $24.5M for 26 cannabis research projects and public awareness programs across Canada. NEWS, EVENTS, PRODUCT REVIEWS, AND MORE!
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In fact, much of Blair’s speech was about cannabis’s medical potential.
“The work that is done here … is going to make the world a better, healthier and safer place,” he said. “It makes us a leader in the world because the world is looking to Canada, [which] is now a place where research can take place.”
In other news, a Cowen and Co. survey found Canadian cannabis use is at a record level, double that which was previously reported, aided by the popularity of still-illicit edibles. Meanwhile, Canadians are drinking less beer.